RISK FACTORS
  • Availability of alcohol and other drugs
  • Availability of firearms
  • Community laws and norms favorable toward drug use, firearms, and crime
  • Media portrayals of violence
  • Transitions and mobility
  • Low neighborhood attachment and community disorganization
  • Extreme economic deprivation
  • Family history of the problem behavior
  • Family management problems
  • Family conflict
  • Favorable parental attitudes and involvement in the problem behavior
  • Academic failure beginning in late elementary school
  • Lack of commitment to school
  • Early and persistent antisocial behavior
  • Rebelliousness
  • Friends who engage in the problem behavior
  • Gang involvement
  • Favorable attitudes toward the problem behavior
  • Early initiation of the problem behavior

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